#Omens& Symbols . . . The Magic White Cat


The magic white cat was based on a real pet cat in Medieval Ireland. Pangur Bán belonged to a 9th century Irish Monk who wrote a famous poem about him while working in an Irish Scriptorum in Austria.

The poem was translated by Robin Flower (Bláthín to the Blasket Islanders) who was the Deputy Keeper of Manuscripts in the British Museum.

“I and Pangur Ban my cat,
‘Tis a like task we are at:
Hunting mice is his delight,
Hunting words I sit all night.

Better far than praise of men
‘Tis to sit with book and pen;
Pangur bears me no ill-will,
He too plies his simple skill.

‘Tis a merry task to see
At our tasks how glad are we,
When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind.

Oftentimes a mouse will stray
In the hero Pangur’s way;
Oftentimes my keen thought set
Takes a meaning in its net.

‘Gainst the wall he sets his eye
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
‘Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.

When a mouse darts from its den,
O how glad is Pangur then!
O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

So in peace our task we ply,
Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light.”

Artist Jessica Allain




Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook


#Omens&Symbols . . . The Crow


Emblem of war, death, solitude, evil, and bad luck in India. In the Anericas and Australia, it has a positive symbolism as a solar bird that is creative m, civilizing bird.





Text and image source: Symbols and Meanings

#Omens&Symbols . . . The Peace Pipe


Pass The Peace Pipe.

In the twilight spirits come to play,
listen closely to what they have to say.

In the early dawn, they will sit with you,
and greet the sun that shines anew.

As our sacred pipe gets passed around,
through billowing smoke, some prayers are found.

A ceremonial tradition that honours all things,
come join with us as the Great Spirit sings.

Enlightenment comes when you open thy heart,
it’s never too late to make a new start.

Beings from the stars will you lend us a hand?
To help unite this Earth across every land?

By White Wolf.
Artist Sue Clyne




Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

#Omens&Symbols . . . . The cat

A 9th-century Chinese proverb says, “If a cat washes its face and ears, it will rain.”
making the cat a symbol of good fortune. In many Asian countries the cat
is a symbol of prosperity and greet customers in many stores.

 Beautiful art by Meganne Forbes
Text & image source: GODDESS CENTRAL

#Omens&Symbols . . . . the Spider

….Spiders are are a symbol of the Goddess and the art of receiving
because the spider spins this amazing intricate web and then
it just sits there and everything the Spider needs lands in the web.

In Ancient Egypt, the spider was associated with the goddess Neith.
In Greece, she was known as Arachne and in Rome as the Goddess Minerva.

 Beautiful art by Helena Nelson Reed
Text & image source: GODDESS CENTRAL